New York officials reported that a parolee was killed on May 16 just a block away from he killed someone 17 years ago. Authorities said that there had not been a single homicide or shooting since 2015 at this particular location, which used to be riddled with crime.
It was reported on March 22 that a 28-year-old man was taken into custody after he was accused of fatally stabbing another man. The accused man, who traveled from Baltimore, reportedly told authorities that he committed the stabbing because he hated black men.
New York authorities say that four individuals believed to be involved in the MS-13 gang were taken into custody on March 2 for allegedly being involved in the murder of three teenagers. The teenagers were identified as a 15-year-old girl and 16-year-old girl in Brentwood as well as a male who was also believed to be an MS-13 gang member.
New York residents may be pleased to know that the crime rate in the United States has fallen dramatically in the last 25 years or so. According to an FBI survey of 18,000 jurisdictions, the number of serious crimes reported to police has dropped by half between 1993 and 2015. However, the FBI did report a 3 percent increase from 2014 to 2015, and another increase may be reported when 2016 data is released.
A New York man who was accused of murdering two former colleagues in cold blood was indicted on murder charges on Feb. 22. The man, age 32, had worked at the same loan business as the former colleagues until he left after a reportedly bitter dispute.
On Feb. 6, it was reported that a New York man was charged in the death of a 30-year-old woman. The 20-year-old man was accused of strangling the woman as she was out jogging.
You're young and opinionated, and you're having drinks out with friends. Something you say catches the attention of a man further down the bar. Now, he wants to start yelling at you about how wrong you are and how he'd like to punch you. Not long after that, you're in a full-blown bar fight.
New York NFL fans may be interested to learn on Dec. 20, it was reported that former New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez was identified as the person involved in the killing of two men. The survivor who identified the former player was reportedly riding in the back seat of the vehicle where the deaths occurred.
On Oct. 4, New York prosecutors announced that two men would face criminal charges for a home explosion that killed a Bronx firefighter. The men will likely face first-degree assault charges for the death of a 44-year-old firefighter and second-degree assault charges for injuring a lieutenant. Prosecutors said that the men will not at this time be charged with murder or manslaughter, but that could change as the investigation develops.
You could be accused of assault for a number of different reasons, and if you're convicted, you might face severe penalties. Fights where you were acting in self-defense may be improperly portrayed to make it seem like you were in the wrong. Incidents you assumed were minor, such as heated arguments with family members or altercations that occurred while you were intoxicated, could lead to formal charges.